Literacy is important, no matter what your background is and what your goals are. Literacy empowers adults to be responsible citizens and parents. Research continues to show that children of functionally illiterate adults share the legacy of their parents’ educational, economic and social limitations. Improving skills in conversation, reading, writing and math means better-educated parents, which leads to better-educated children.
To strengthen literacy in our community, Waubonsee trains and places volunteers to provide English language tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills, or learn English. Volunteer tutors work with students on an individual basis, or assist classroom instructors in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.